Companion animals need regular professional medical attention throughout their lives. Veterinary wellness checkups help you ensure that your pet receives the proper diagnostic and preventative treatments necessary to ensure optimal health for your pet.
Annual Wellness Checkups
When your pet is here for their annual wellness checkup our technicians will ask you about your pet’s overall health at home. You will have the opportunity to convey anything that may be concerning you, such as changes in behavior, appetite, or anything else that’s changed since the last visit. After a review of your pet’s medical records the doctors will start with a physical examination looking for any potential problems such as skin issues, deformities, growths, areas of pain or discomfort that can affect the mobility of your pet. Once the exam is completed the doctor may ask you more specific questions in order to highlight any potential issues that may come up, as well as to get a better sense of the animal’s lifestyle at home.
Preventative treatments are discussed and if needed will be brought up to date during the annual wellness checkup. These may include things like:
- Parasite control treatments
Annual wellness checkups provide the chance for your pet to receive needed diagnostic procedures and treatment in a wide range of service areas. Additional services that may be conducted during your pet’s annual veterinary checkup include items such as:
- dental examination
- blood testing
- heartworm testing/treatment
- FIV testing
- Parvo virus testing
- and more
Senior Pet Care
Veterinary wellness checkups support the health of your older beloved pet to help ensure quality of life for as long as possible. Older pets can often develop a range of age-related issues, such as loss of appetite, mobility challenges and failing eyesight. We recommend a senior wellness for our older pets. This includes full lab work (a complete cell count, chemistry, urinalysis, and a thyroid level), so that we may monitor for any age-related changes, or disease processes.
Puppy and Kitten Care
At a minimum, you should strive to have your new puppy or kitten get a visit when they are about eight weeks of age. Early wellness checkup can reveal health conditions you should be aware of, as well as to build a baseline of health that can be used throughout your new pet’s life. We are here to help advise you on the care of your new family member.
These are just some of the many services and treatment options available during routine veterinary wellness checkups with us, at Lake Forest Animal Clinic. We are dedicated to providing the best care for your individual pet, and we can’t wait to be a part of your pet's life!